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Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

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Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8186701.stm
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News Corp is set to start charging online customers for news content across all its websites.
The media giant is looking for additional revenue streams after announcing big losses.
The company lost $3.4bn (£2bn) in the year to the end of June, which chief executive Rupert Murdoch said had been "the most difficult in recent history".
News Corp owns the Times and Sun newspapers in the UK and the New York Post and Wall Street Journal in the US.
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

Oh dear that's a worry because there is nowhere else on the internet to get news Cheesy
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

Report from El Reg  Grin Grin
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Murdoch says Page 3 won't be free from next year
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

@Santiago   - Brilliant - and so true - what can they be thinking
@Oldjim  - Likewise so that's the only publication or website where one can see bare breasted women !
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

Oh no - but where are we going to the kind of quality news The Sun provides Grin
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

ITV are in the same boat. They have failed to make money from their online activity and are selling Friends Reunited for £25 million
So I wonder if the ITV bright spark who said "lets buy Friends Reunited, its only going to cost $175 million" has found a new job yet?
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

A discussion this morning on LBC said the Independent was also in trouble.  They were considering becoming a weekly news magazine.  I've never been a reader but it's sad when papers close.
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

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I wonder if the bright spark who said "lets buy Friends Reunited has found a new job yet?

None of the Forum Bright Sparks I can assure you. Wink
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

Agreed, Artmo.  It would be desperately sad to see the Independent go - it's one of the VERY few newspapers that attempts to print real, relatively accurate NEWS and bias-free analysis instead of concentrating on celebrity gossip and sleazy, often fictitious tales.
However, if the likes of the Sun and other similar rags disappear, it'll only increase the demand for a replacement paper of similar usefulness and quality.....





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None of the Forum Bright Sparks I can assure you. Wink
Oh them, no I meant a Bright Spark at ITV of course
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Re: Bang goes free on-line access to the Sun and the Times

But the Grauniad is still going strong.http://www.guardian.co.uk/
Although, I have stopped buying it so often as the crossword, sudoko etc is available online.